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relationship with the public. it can contribute to a lower complaint filing, generally. those are all just my thoughts. with regard to the mediation program, our pro bono mediators -- the rule says one will be an attorney and one will be a non- attorney. if they are trained, and it is a sought after activity by attorneys and mediators wanting to gain experience. i am going to turn over the microphone a i the -- for the i.t. discussion. >> commissioner chan, yes, we
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do explore open source and web apps to the extent possible. in of lot of cases, cloud-based storage is not for us because of the confidentiality of our documents, but we do have some open source implementations in the office that includes a fax server that we rely on every day for document requests. we are using google calendar embedded in our web site to inform the public of commission meetings, average events, so on and so forth. commissioner chan: you answered my question, we always ask because we have google in our backyard, i have always wondered why we can't use these free apps. >> a custodian of
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investigations of police misconduct and the police officers' bill of rights, that is always a concern. and maintaining the public trust in regard to confidentiality. >> in terms of the top three priorities are would say no. one would be the vehicle pursuit policy. gardnewe made recommendations i. vehicle pursuits are one of the most dangerous activities. we were anxious to get those stages before you, so that would be number one. no. 2, we recently made an amendment.
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we have had a number of complaints were if they have not had an internal injury they will make their complaint known. there are other police department where it includes a plaintiff's injury because i have a broken arm or something visible, but others will include complaints of pain as well, so that would be higher on our lives t -- on our list. we have been working with the manager. we would like to see a department bulletin as well as some roll-call training based on a series of events that
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demonstrate to officers this is an individual who need an interpreter, and this is the next level of training we are hoping to see the department under grow, and we are interested in seeing that as well. >> now that we know these top three priorities, i think we need to keep that in mind. good >> dr marshall. >> i would like to say thank you see you for a dressing of three recommendations. it was read to us in 2007.
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it was ugly. it was not a happy day. you had to do it within the budgetary constraints, so i want to say a great job. >> thank you for a much, dr. marshall. she put a lot of time into this. you are a consummate trial lawyer, so thank you for your presentation. >> you are welcome. thank you. >> line item #3c, commissioner
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reports. >> i have one quick items to report. actually two. furs are what to say dr. marshall followed up on our meeting, and i watched it on line. i was one of 14 people watching. these kids saw the camera, and they took off. and we have all new personalities. it was great. you have to be proud of these great young men and women. my second announcement is i want to thank the mayor and his staff.
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the secretary was confirmed for another four-year term on the commission. i also want to thank supervisors. goowe have to be confirmed by the board of supervisors, so it is a great experience to talk to all the members of the board of supervisors. >> they are very intelligent people who really care about our community. i enjoy sitting one on one with supervisor kim and wiener. it is a great experience. i have to tell you this is an honor, and i want to thank my fellow commissioners who came to the rules committee. thank you for your support, and i have to tell you i am honored to serve on the commission.
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you are not just associates. you have become good friends, and i have learned a lot from those who served with. it is an honor to serve the city, and i am humbled by the experience, so thank you. >> commissioners? if i could add one more about our youth commissioners, they were wonderful. at our joint meeting it was all business. i thought they did a great job of explaining. a surly explain the youth commission, what is is for and what it does.
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in particular, the last segment was about the work we have done together and the recommendations put forward that were affected by the chief, and by what other jurisdictions -- i wanted other jurisdictions to know about. it was a great program. we ought to get some future supervisors from the group somewhere. those kids really like what they do, so it was great to be able to showcase them, so for all to listen, thank you. i am cold air the program will be broadcast on television -- i am told the program will broadcast on television at 9:00. we will be on 29.
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>> you can watch and see the program, because we are doing great. >> further want to congratulate you for getting reappointed. you spend a lot of time going to a lot of community meetings. you put in so much service, and you deserve to get reappointed, so i am glad that happened. i listened in. i detected to let him know i heard, and you specifically talk about high school dropout issues, what their experiences are and what would keep students
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in school, and i particularly enjoyed talking about what brings out leadership, and several of them said they do want to get into politics. thanks for that. >> that young man will probably be the next president of the united states, and the young woman will be on the board of supervisors in no time flat. good >> for him to turn his life for round completely and be on the youth commission, you cannot ask for more than that. >> i want to join in congratulating you on your reappointment. i was glad to be there. i also want to thank commissioner marshall for your
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engagement with the youth commission, providing another opportunity, and i certainly want to say the rules committee. i was impressed by our newest commissioner. goowe are hearing your backgrou. we are so lucky to work with you. thank you. >> we can move to line item 3d, scheduled announcements for future meetings. good >> just as a reminder, next wednesday night we will not have a meeting, and on may 30, 2012
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of 6:00 p.m. we will hold a medal of valor awards ceremony at mission bay campus at 0 in st.. the public is welcome to attend. >> thank you, and items for future consideration, following up on my meetings, supervisor jim had an item she is working on, and it is a joint project where we work with the school district and have all high school program for the students train while in high school to become police officers. it is an rotc program supervisor came is very interested in, and i talked to the chief about it, too, so i would like to schedule for us to have an exploratory conversation, going into high schools and encouraging her students to graduate and getting
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them to the next level. it would be a good thing. a lot of you talk about local hiring, and i would like to see the ranks come from men and women who understand the city and how special it is. somewhere down the road i would like to schedule that and give maybe a month, may be the first week of june. how does that sound? also, i would like to reschedule a date for line item 4, the discharge review board. when you think we would have everybody in line for that discussion? >> any time. there are only a couple of things we need altering, and we have accomplished that tonight. >> the week after next, how does that look?
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>> we have a couple of items a. >> we do not have a community meeting that day. good >> the ceremony takes place. >> in lieu of that, the medal of valor. price and last but not least, we need to schedule election of officers by the end of may, so if you want, we could schedule the for the 23rd. it does not have to be by the end of may. we could do that by june if you want your good -- if you want your good now we have a new commissioner -- if you want. we have a new commissioner. is everybody pasquale, so you tell me what sounds best for
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you. >> how about the 23rd? >> i am fine with the 23rd. i am in no rush. >> i think the first week of june. >> thank you for reminding costus. that is all i have to live. >> i want to follow up on policy changes, and i want to ask about the use of force change, if there is a way for us to calendar that, even if it is pretty far ahead, just so we have an action response to these changes. do you need some time to report back to us to? >> i need some time. i know they are in the process.
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>> could you let us know on may 16 of three of them, since they were all recommended? >> yes. >> thank you. >> just a reminder, i think april is a month we do the chief's review, so we have heard the annual report, and perhaps we should schedule the review. >> when you want to do the chief of review? by flow through the on the 23rd, since the election is -- >> let's do that on the 23rd, since the election is in june. i think april is the anniversary date we are supposed to be doing it.
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gerd >> i think it was april 28. >> there is no sense of urgency. i think you will get a good report card. >> that is a good opportunity. good >> are we set for may 23? >> sure. that is fine. >> anything else commissioners would like to add to the calendar? hearing none, it is now time for public comment. no public comment? public comment is now closed. lead item #4 is off calendar. the one disciplinary matter that was going to be handled by closed session, there have been paid for that matter. we do not need to do that on record. all council have agreed to those
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states along with the officer, so we do not even need to go into closed session. and we are done, so what we need to do now is go to line item #9. >> item #9, adjournment triggered >> second your good >> -- item #9, adjournment. >> second. >> thank you very much.
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design and art from the victorian england has been collected inside the legion of honor snoot exhibition, it's the cold of the ec. -- the cult of beauty. >> there was this group of artists that were not only revolutionaries in their artistic expression but also in their personal lives and their interest in democratizing art in introducing beauty into the growing middle-class. >> one of the inspirations for the victorian avant-garde was the industrial revolution. quality household goods were now being mass-produced. artists responded by either creating elaborate unique court or by embracing technology and trying to share a beautiful creations with as many people as possible. >> william morris was in a difficult position, because he
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wanted the middle-class to be able to acquire really beautifully made objects. but the piece is that he actually made, you know, took so much handcrafting that there were quite expensive. i think he would have been pleased to know that there are things like restoration hardware anne craig and bare all that tried to make available to the middle-class -- and crate and barrel that tried to make these things available to the middle class. >> over 60 lenders contributed art and craft to the exhibition. one of the partners is london's victoria and albert museum, which has been collecting the finest examples of victorian craft since queen victoria herself attended the groundbreaking ceremony. the artist of the victorian avant-garde believe that every object could contain an expression of beauty. the attention given when creating a towering sculpture should be the same as when
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creating a simple cottage gate. they embraced arts for arts own sake. whether in the curl of a flower or a stray lot of unpin hair. surprisingly, sensuality returned to public view during the victorian era. albert moore and others were inspired by ancient greek sculptures and found new uses in modern times. >> many of these paintings are large. when you get close to them, they seem to wrap you in this luscious colors. there's a great sensuality to the paintings, even though there's nothing sexual going on in the pictures. the artists just took delight in luxurious fabrics and colors and beautiful women. >> symphony in white is a life- size portrait of the immense stress of james wisler. it is featured prominently in
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the exhibition. harmony in gray and green was an of socially judged as a disagreeable presentation of a disagreeable young lady. the first public reaction of this series was so divisive that led to court proceedings. today, they hang in london's tate gallery. walking to the exhibition, you might be distracted by objects that seem to modern war appeared to be at least art deco era. forward thinking victorian artists emerged the economical ambitions of 18th-century cottage's style furniture with the asymmetrical design elements of japanese art that was introduced to london in 1862. >> so you come out with these very beautiful and sleek design worms that the artist combined -- a design forms. very modern. our visitorsar